I’ve been slowly learning how to use my Brother SE400 and this time I used it to make a banner for Christmas. I love it so much that I made another one to give a girlfriend for Christmas. I thought I would share it here and offer a tutorial in case you wanted to make it yourself. If you don’t have an embroidery sewing machine and you want one, please contact me via email.
Hoop tearaway stabilizer. If needed, gently pull tight to get the wrinkles out.
Cut a square of felt to fit inside the hoop. You want this piece to be big enough for the chosen design. Note: Don’t put the felt under the hoop. Just lay it on the stabilizer. Next, lay a square of fabric scrap on top of the felt square. I chose a piece of flannel but you can use knit even. After this, thread your machine with the desired color. I chose red in this case. Load the file onto the embroidery machine. I used this file from Etsy.
After the machine is done stitching, rehoop another piece of stabilizer and move to the next letter. Carefully cut away any extra fabric and use a seam ripper to cut a slit for the string or ribbon. I crocheted a quick chain using red yarn I had leftover from another project and strung the letters.
The length of the ribbon or string will depend on how long you want it or how you want it to hang. Play around with it until you find what looks the best.